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Taxi Industry News

Soweto Taxi Routes Finally Re-opened

Six taxi ranks and routes that were closed in Soweto following violent clashes have been re-opened on Tuesday morning. The taxi ranks were shut down in March following violence between the Witwatersrand African Taxi Association and the Nancefield Dube West...

Taxi drivers may get standard work benefits

Minibus taxi drivers and rank marshals could soon enjoy employment benefits such as a housing allowance, membership of a medical scheme and a retirement fund, and funeral cover if Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has his way through the Revised...

Cape Town Taxify driver attacked twice in one night

A Taxify driver was attacked twice in one night in Manenberg, Cape Town, with a pastor stepping in to save him the second time, police said on Thursday. Spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said the driver, 28, had picked up passengers in...

Taxi driver stabs commuter to death in full view of passengers

A 53-year old taxi driver was to appear at the Johannesburg Magistrate Court on Wednesday for murder after allegedly stabbing a commuter. The driver allegedly stabbed a 22-year old male once in the upper body at MTN Taxi rank on...

High court judge condemns Quantum taxi rapist to life in jail

By Tankiso Makhetha Lebogang Gift Mokoena pleaded guilty to a plethora of charges including rape and kidnapping. Image: Tankiso Makhetha One of two taxi drivers behind abductions, rapes and the robbing of female taxi commuters in Gauteng has been sentenced to life...

Taxi drivers could undergo vetting process – Santaco

National taxi association Santaco says it will place the vetting of its drivers on the cards in order to improve safety in the industry. Taxi bosses say this will ensure that they don't hire people with criminal records who are...

Taxi driver convicted on 43 charges of rape and kidnapping to be sentenced

The sentencing of a 28 year old convicted serial rapist and taxi driver Lebogang Gift Mokoena will begin on Monday, at the South Gauteng Court in Johannesburg. Mokoena was found guilty on 43 charges of rape, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating...

ANC in Ekurhuleni condemns violent taxi killings

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Ekurhuleni region is calling for peace in the taxi industry following the recent killings in Katlehong, east of Johannesburg this is according to a statement that was released on Saturday. The ANC has...

Two taxi men killed in Tembisa

A taxi man has been shot and killed on Saturday by unknown men at Ivory Park Ext 2 near Tembisa, shortly after the murder of a taxi boss and vice-chairman of the Kempton Park Taxi Association Solomon Zulu on...

Alleged serial rapist taxi driver loses bid to have 44 charges withdrawn

Through his advocate, Xolani Mazibuko, the driver demanded that the charges be withdrawn, telling the South Gauteng High Court in Palm Ridge that he was in prison at the time that the women were raped and robbed. “I have a...

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Saftu national strike against labour bill to go on

Trade union federation the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) is calling on unions from other labour federations to join its planned nationwide...

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